§ Sir E. Graham-Little
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food, in view of the absence of standardisation of the national loaf, what provision is made for testing its composition so as to protect the public from unauthorised additions or subtractions of constituents; by what agency are tests carried out; and what prosecutions of offenders have been instituted since April, 1942?
§ Mr. Mabane
I would refer my hon. Friend to the reference which I made to the national loaf in my speech in Committee of Supply on the 13th May. The samples to which I then referred are obtained and examined by officers of my Department. As regards legal proceedings, I would refer my hon. Friend to the reply which was given to his Question on 6th May last year to which I have nothing to add.